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Mount a UNC Path

Posted on 2004-09-24
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Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to mount a UNC path so that the OS thinks it is an actual directory on a drive.  For example I want to mount a temp folder on a remote machine and have the OS view it as a local directory.  I've tried the following:

1. Disk Manager:  Placed my UNC path in the "Change Drive Letter and Paths" it does not recognize the path

2.. linkd: Windows 2003 Resource kit for creating symbolic links, apparently it does create symbolic links across UNC

3. Shortcut: This works and creates a viewable shortcut to the UNC path but the problem is that I have applications that need to utilize it as an actual directory and shortcuts merely redirect to the UNC path.  For example if i wanted to navigate to the shortcut from command line it is not a valid directory.

Does anyone know of anything to try?? Will MKS solve this, I haven't used it in a while and don't have access to MKS right now but if someone knows if it will work it would be worth getting.  Thanks in advance

zozig
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Sorry bit of a typo on number 2, it should say it does NOT create symbolic links across UNC
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You might need to employ DFS as well as a volume mount point since this is designed to work locally rather than from another server.

Read this and detemine if it will work for you: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;867712&Product=winsvr2003

My suspicion tells me that you might simply need to use DFS rather than mount points.

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I should add that using DFS gives you the ability to use domain-based shares: ie./ \\domain\share

You can also leverage FRS by adding a replica to DFS so it resides on more than one server.

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